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Re: “Where Southwestern Pa.’s delegation stand on Trump’s family-separation immigration policy

Hey Christopher. Thanks for reading. Just want to clear some stuff up about what crimes the parents are being charged of.

Illegal entry is a federal misdemeanor crime. 91 percent of parents who had children separated from them were prosecuted with illegal entry. Other felony misdemeanors include "false claims for postal losses," embezzlement, and failure to pay child support. Not all of these crimes lead directly to jail time.

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Ryan Deto
News Writer
Pittsburgh City Paper
ryandeto@pghcitypaper.com

Posted by Ryan Deto on 06/20/2018 at 4:44 PM

Re: “He's Number 1!: Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey is the most hated U.S. Senator on Twitter

Just to note for our readers. Sen. Toomey's term expires in 2022. He was re-elected in 2016 and U.S. Senators serve 6-year terms. Thanks for reading everyone.

Ryan Deto
News Writer
ryandeto@pghcitypaper.com

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Posted by Ryan Deto on 05/05/2018 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Local comic Day Bracey clashes online with alt-right comedian Owen Benjamin over canceled Pittsburgh show

Thanks for the comments everyone. Since Day Bracey is mentioned first in the headline. I decided to swap the photos.

Ryan Deto
News Writer
Pittsburgh City Paper
ryandeto@pghcitypaper.com

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Posted by Ryan Deto on 04/17/2018 at 8:21 PM

Re: “A new taco joint, Baby Loves Tacos, opens in Bloomfield

Hey Jesse Adelman, thanks for reading and for the comment. I have actually spoken to the property owner where that stand sets up and she told me she didn't want a story written about the taco stand.

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Ryan Deto
Staff Writer
Pittsburgh City Paper

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Posted by Ryan Deto on 02/07/2018 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Vicente Sandoval, a fixture in Pittsburgh’s Latin-dance community, has been detained by U.S. immigration officials

Hey teeceemadison, thanks for reading and for commenting. I wrote a story about another immigrant who faced deportation, and had more room to explain why it is so difficult, sometimes impossible for undocumented immigrants to gain citizenship. Marriage to a U.S. citizen is best way, and it appears Sandoval is not married. For many, many undocumented immigrants (especially those from Mexico) there is little choice for them to make, in terms of becoming citizens.

-Ryan Deto, Staff Writer, Pittsburgh City Paper

Here is the link to story: https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/im…

And below is an excerpt explaining the difficulties for undocumented immigrants gaining citizenship.

"Because the couple lacked any immediate family members who were U.S. citizens before immigrating, entering legally was nearly impossible, says Carter. She adds that even for those lucky enough to fit the legal criteria, the process can take five to 15 years just to get the initial green card.

Legal immigration is easier for those who have jobs lined up with employers willing to go through the green-card process. First, a U.S. employer must complete a labor certificate for the immigrant; this can take anywhere from six months to several years. Next, a visa petition must be obtained for the worker; this can take up to four months. Lastly, the workers green card must be obtained; this takes about six months. But Carter notes that this process isnt perfect, saying that many employers, particularly in agriculture, have publicly supported immigration reform because of the difficulties of obtaining visas.

There are also visas for those who can prove worthy of asylum status, which Martns advocates are pursuing given his dealings with the cartels in Mexico City. And there is a lottery that makes 55,000 green cards available to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. However, immigrants from Mexico, China, the Philippines, India and others with high levels of immigration here dont qualify."

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Posted by Ryan Deto on 01/28/2018 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Best of Pittsburgh 2017

Hey Dana, thanks for commenting. Just to clarify, President Trump received 39 percent of Allegheny County's vote. And the latest poll out of F&M College shows that 17 percent of Allegheny County residents support Trump, as of September, with 59 percent of AC residents opposing him. Allegheny County amounts for almost all of our readers and this is their poll. Thanks for reading. Ryan Deto, Staff Writer, Pittsburgh City Paper

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Posted by Ryan Deto on 10/18/2017 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh probably isn’t in the running for Amazon’s new headquarters

Thanks for reading Matt Hahn and Rhonda Deakin. Your input is always appreciated. I would like to address a few things since your comments claim we are printing falsehoods. While there might be enough space available at 525 William Penn Place for the initial Amazon move, that does not address the fact that Amazon is looking to expand that headquarter space, which would be hard to come by in Pittsburgh. Building three giant towers at Civic Arena site could happen, but that would likely go completely against the vision for that area (mixed use with a large chunk of affordable housing), worked so hard by community members in the Hill District. Churchill is also far from frequent bus service and is not pedestrian friendly, as Amazon is looking for.

Second, Pittsburgh City Paper never said Almono is a brownfield. CP stated that Amazon does not fit into the vision of Almono and the bus service there is bad. And the realities of expanding more transit service in PGH is predicated on Harrisburg allocating more funding. Given that the GOP state house just proposed millions in cuts to Port Authority, this seems very unlikely.

Much of the criticism of this article is focused on what COULD happen if Amazon chose Pittsburgh. It's pretty clear that Amazon is looking for places that are ready to offer everything upfront, not as a condition. That being said, having Amazon here would be huge and CP isn't trying to quash a deal, just reporting facts and the opinions of experts.

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Ryan Deto
Staff Writer
Pittsburgh City Paper
ryandeto@pghcitypaper.com

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Posted by Ryan Deto on 09/10/2017 at 12:23 PM

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